Do you love Avocados? You should! They are a healthy source of vitamins and nutrients, plus fresh avocados fit a variety of different meal plans because of their nutritional content. Avocados are nutrient dense and are sodium and cholesterol free. They can be used in recipes to replace dairy and address lactose allergy or vegan lifestyle.
We were fortunate enough to be able to participate in an interview with Chef Pati Jinich, host of Pati’s Mexican Table courtesy of Avocados From Mexico. We asked about the nutritional and health benefits of avocados and a quick, tasty breakfast recipe the kids will love and that you can make fast, for those busy mornings. We learned a lot and hope you do as well! Check out our interview!
The USDA states 44% of Americans eat breakfast every day. This means over half of the American population skips the most important meal of the day! According to a recent study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, “Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, which may in turn lead to a heart attack over time.” So, try these new tips and ideas and jump start your day and boost your metabolism.
Additional questions Pati answered that were not in the video:
1) What do you think the biggest obstacle is for getting people to choose a healthy breakfast over fast food? Time, convenience, taste, or something else?
I think the biggest obstacle to get people to choose to eat healthy is that not everyone is aware of how easy it is to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your breakfast and other meals.
2) What advice would you give to parents of picky eaters?
My advice to parents of picky eaters is to set an example for your children. When they see you eating something, they’ll likely want to try it as well.
3) What is your favorite way to prepare avocados?
I prepare avocados in so many different ways that it’s hard to pick a favorite! I especially love to incorporate fresh avocados from Mexico into my breakfast meals, because it’s a great way to jump start your day. One of my favorite ways to use avocados is topped in sandwiches or rolled in tortillas, like in the Melted Cheese Scramble & Avocado Breakfast Burrito.
4) How can you save money on food while traveling with kids?
You can save money on food while traveling with kids by preparing ahead of time and bringing food along with you. I always pack some fresh fruits and veggies so I’m always prepared when we are on the go.
5) Can you share your favorite recipe for guacamole?
One of my favorite guacamole recipes is a Mango Guacamole
You can also find more great guacamole recipes and tips on www.avocadosfrommexico.com.
ABOUT PATI JINICH:
Pati Jinich was born and raised in Mexico and comes from a family of accomplished cooks. She is the host of a highly popular PBS series called Pati’s Mexican Table, a culinary program which consists of cooking demonstrations, tasting dinners and workshops, and has appeared on The Chew, The Talk, The Better Show, The Today Show. Jinich has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Eater, and The Daily Meal.
One Two Savvy Sisters reader will win an Avocado Gift Basket thanks to the generosity of Avocados From Mexico. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and have a US mailing address. Good luck!